Managers of critical infrastructure, such as water, electricity, and transport networks, have more tools available to them than ever before to ensure safe and efficient operation. At the same time, public and government expectations regarding the management of these assets, and delivery of their critical services have never been higher.

Technology moves at a rapid pace, no matter what field you’re in, and when it comes to managing critical infrastructure, there are new tools, technologies, and innovations hitting the market every day.

To ensure asset managers in critical industries, such as water, energy, and transport, can stay ahead of the trends, and best manage the assets they have been charged with, Utility and Infrastructure magazines have joined forces to organise the Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure conference, taking place in Sydney from 16-17 August 2017.

With the advent of the Internet of Things, network digitisation, and an evolving regulatory and technical standards environment, asset managers need to keep pace with the rate of change and learn from colleagues in related or complementary sectors.

Asset Management for Critical Infrastructure will bring together the utility and infrastructure industries to discuss the latest news and techniques in the sector, and explore practical applications that can improve the way assets are managed, from water pipelines to electricity networks and railway lines.

The two-day conference will explore:

  • Planning best practices
  • Balancing the construction of new assets with maintaining existing assets
  • The role of the asset management standard and how it has been successfully implemented
  • Predictive maintenance – the white knight of asset management
  • How drones/UAVs and GIS are changing the way we manage assets
  • Implementing IoT and SCADA to enhance processes
  • How large organisations manage a diverse range of assets across states and sectors
  • Managing risks: how to stay ahead of the game and detect problems before they occur
  • Budget considerations: what gets top priority?
  • The conference program will feature an expert line-up of professionals from the worlds of water, energy, rail, asset management, standards, consulting, and more.

Confirmed speakers at the event include: Peter Harcus, General Manager Gas Strategy, Jemena; Paul Higham, Manager of Development Infrastructure and Portfolio Services, Sydney Water; Jonathan Avery, National Sector Manager, Standards Australia; Ryan Wolton, Global Head of Sustainable Value Improvement, KPMG Australia; and Dr Allen Tam, Senior Consultant at Relken Engineering.

Who should attend?

If you’re involved in asset management for a utility or other critical infrastructure provider, this event is a must attend. You’ll hear first hand case studies from industry experts and C-level executives about how they manage their assets; develop strategies to improve the way you manage your assets; stay up-to-date with the latest technology available to your business; and enjoy a number of opportunities to network with clients, colleagues and customers.

The future is in your hands

The assets of critical industries such as water, energy, and transport are the cornerstones of modern life. Without these assets, our societies simply would not be able to function as they do.

Best practice asset management is a critical element for any business or organisation operating in these vital industries. By attending this conference, and learning from some of the industry’s best and brightest minds, you’ll help to ensure your critical assets are managed effectively now, and for many years to come.

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